Pregnant fashion designer Emma Manley plans to release a maternity collection
One of our favourite Irish fashion designers exclusively revealed details of her new collection on Girls With Goals.
If you haven't tuned into it yet, Girls With Goals latest episode is a good 'un. This week fashion designer, Emma Manley and former RTE 2FM presenter turned jewellery designer, Jenny Huston, joined Niamh Maher on the sofa to chat about their latest venture, BLOSS.
BLOSS was created by Emma and Jenny in a bid to showcase quality Irish design. The intriguing idea became a reality when the two ladies recruited other amazing designers to create a pop-up shop located in Dundrum town centre.
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Myself and @hustonj, 2/3’s of @blossintl we’re invited on #girlswithgoals to chit chat with @niamh_maher @herdotie about all things @blossintl. Clearly we jumped at the chance, any excuse to talk about Irish design and our amazing 40 irish designers under one very stylish roof in @dundrumtc. Other then @blossintl we talk bumps, music @manleystudio and @edgeonly. Have a listen here:
The store is open from now until 7 January and features pieces by 40 Irish designers. On the show, both Emma and Jenny stressed that BLOSS will assuage any concerns that Irish fashion is all about itchy Aran jumpers and Celtic jewellery. They insist that a lot of the pieces in store are contemporary, cool and really unique.
With the pop-up enjoying great success, Emma and Jenny spoke to Niamh about where they hope to see the future of Irish fashion and - spoiler, it sounds very exciting.
The two ladies also chatted about where they see their own brands going. Jenny came from a radio background, but having always had a fascination with gemology, chose to pursue jewellery design and set up her own brand, Edge Only. The brand has some seriously cool pieces and has recently been picked up by a prestigious London retailer.
Emma set up her eponymous label, Manley, in 2010 and since then it's popularity has surged. She exclusively revealed to Niamh that she hopes to create a maternity collection as her next venture. Talking about the exciting news she said:
"I want all my life experiences to influence what comes next for Manley."
Joking about her pregnancy, Emma says that Manley fashion will have a "brand new intern at the end of March."
If you feel like watching the episode be sure to head over to our YouTube.